Inclusive and Mainstream Fitness Equipment for the Future
The special needs market is one SCIFIT understands best since being involved with the IFI (Inclusive Fitness Initiative) since 2005.
What is defined as special needs? In the past, the answer would have been someone who has an impairment in movement or mobility, spinal cord, hearing, brain or a vision disability. After reading the article, An Inclusive Future by HCM, featuring Bob Whitlock, SCIFIT UK’s Sales Director; we learn that the special needs population could be considered even further if the market, suppliers and facilities take into account the growing rate of obesity and senior markets. We also learn that inclusive and mainstream products may merge seamlessly in the future making facilities and equipment accessible for all to use in one place, not just in a defined area of a facility.
SCIFIT’s current IFI product range includes the PRO1 Upper Body Exerciser, PRO2 All Body Exerciser, ISO7000R Recumbent Bike and the AC5000 Treadmill.
Read the entire article, An Inclusive Future, in the Health Club Management September 2012 issue, http://bit.ly/NRTuZF.
Learn more about Inclusive Fitness and English Federation of Disability Sport, http://www.efds.co.uk/